Clients ranging from Fortune Global 50 corporations to high-profile individuals in every region of the world entrust King & Spalding’s Government Matters practice to guide them through rapidly changing regulatory landscapes, complex investigations by U.S. and foreign enforcement authorities, highly sensitive internal investigations and related, often parallel civil proceedings. Hundreds of lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia bring decades of prior government service and industry expertise to our regulatory and investigative practices, which serve the financial services, pharmaceutical and medical device, healthcare, energy, automotive and technology sectors in particular. The team includes 40 former prosecutors, including five U.S. Attorneys, and former senior officials from the highest ranks in regulatory and enforcement organizations that are most significant to our clients.
Our experienced team includes former leaders at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Commerce, the U.K’s Financial Reporting Council and the World Trade Organization.
Building on our experience inside the government as well as outside business or defense counsel, our firm has a well-earned reputation for “excellent credibility before the agencies across a broad swathe” of matters (Legal 500). We leverage this credibility and experience, and often work with our colleagues in the firm’s Trial and Global Disputes and Corporate, Finance & Investments practices to deliver favorable business and legal results for our clients. If faced with disputes, we regularly prevail early on and without unwanted publicity. When necessary and strategically sensible, however, we also fight in court at the administrative, trial, and appellate levels. In those situations, we draw upon our industry expertise and extensive crisis management experience, and we fight to win.